Totally new ways of approaching music; gripping emotional content inventively transitioning between moods, genres and cultures - from the tranquil delicacy of strings to infectious funk to the depths of spacey fragility to swooning lyrical themes; and blues, like a delicious, desperately painful slow motion taffy-pull of palpable sorrow you can feel welling up in your gut. Phew! It's almost like his guitar's notes are making love to the listener, you can feel the waves of sensations going through your whole body, just pining for the next note to come. And as soon as you are drifting into an alpha state he startles you to attention with complex, hard funking middle eastern percussion, over burbly trance electronica - elegantly and seamlessly integrating complex time signatures as if nothing was more natural. Multiple genres insanely tied together in unique ways that come out sounding as if there was nothing more perfectly natural in the world – and all impeccably executed.; multiple simple ideas, tied together in inventive and brilliantly complex and unexpected ways. It's like Kinsella just stepped on earth and is taking what is available with no preconceived thoughts of how music SHOULD be. All as created by Kinsella as he presents his musical ideas as filtered through his life of chronic pain due to musculoskeletal problems.
It's not too often that you hear someone completely reinvent music and in such a prolific manner (Kinsella has been managing to put out 3 completely new releases a year for the past couple years).
Composition, performance, engineering, production, programming and artwork by Pat Kinsella. On this disk, Pat Kinsella played: electric, archtop, acoustic, and lap steel guitars, resonator, fretless bass, fretted bass, guitar synthesizer, synthesizers, samplers, doutar, erhu, pipa, darbuka, cornet, clarinet, cigar tubes, CPAP tubing, cow hooves.
The title The Flame That Burns Twice as Bright is from the line “The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long." by Laozi` in the Tao Te Ching
A Good Ole Boy is dedicated to Gerry Freeman, a Good Ole Boy from Detroit.
…Ready for Bed? - Saturday Night 11:31PM is dedicated to my wife Lynne for all the time I spend away from her working on this.
Let’s Banish Him (When The Pin Is Pulled, Mr. Grenade Is No Longer Our Friend) is dedicated to Rat Bastard